Queen of Hearts Dress Form... or Why I Still Play Dress Up!

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Yes, it's time to play "dress up" with Juliet again! I know many of you share my love for mannequins and dress forms and I have a theory about that. I can't help but think we are indulging the little girls we once were--it's fun and adds whimsy to our homes! When my girls were little, we were constantly hunting yard sales and thrift stores for dress up clothes. They had boxes full, including a collection of vintage hats.  Ah..for simpler times! Since Valentine's Day is approaching, Juliet is decked out as the Queen of Hearts.  Of course since she is a thrifty girl, she is sporting something old as well as something new and handmade.  Best of all, I've shopped home for everything which is always the best place to start.



Queen of Hearts Dress Form...or Why I Still Play Dress Up! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage dress form styled as Valentine's decor!

Juliet's skirt is crafted from hearts cut from vintage sheet music and gold doilies, then glued to sheer ribbon--like a vertical garland.   On Wednesday, I'll be sharing the tutorial on how to make these floating hearts plus the other ways I've used them.  The sparkly mini clothes pins and felt heart trim were purchases from Michael's dollar bins last year.  


Queen of Hearts Dress Form...or Why I Still Play Dress Up! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage dress form with skirt crafted from music sheet, gold doily and felt heart for Valentine's Day decor

Here's a closer look at how I've used the clothes pins to attach the floating hearts and red felt trim. 

Queen of Hearts Dress Form... or Why I Still Play Dress Up! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage dress form with music sheet heart skirt for Valentine's Day decor!


Juliet's lace sleeves are fashioned from the outer edges of the gold doilies used on the skirt.


Queen of Hearts Dress Form..or Why I Still Play Dress Up!  mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage dress form styled as Valentine's decor with gold doily sleeve.


I wove more of the heart trim through the top part of her bodice.


Queen of Hearts Dress Form..or Why I Still Play Dress Up! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage dress form styled as Valentine's decor

As a finishing touch, I added vintage valentines from my collection.


Queen of Hearts Dress Form...or Why I Still Play Dress Up! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Dress form styled as Valentine's decor with vintage sheet music hearts and vintage valentines!

Isn't it fun to see messages from the past?

Queen of Hearts Dress Form...or Why I Still Play Dress Up! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage dress form styled as Valentines decor and vintage valentine postcards

Juliet loves her bling, so she had to wear a heart necklace.


Queen of Hearts Dress Form...or Why I Still Play Dress Up! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage dress form styled as Valentine's decor!


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Do you still play dress up?


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23 comments:

  1. Adorable! So creative! I am still looking for my Juliet...

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  2. Very fun and whimsical. My daughter has a wire dress form and for some time it wore a skirt of vintage hankies. xoxo Su

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  3. Juliet looks lovely in her Valentine finery. I dressed Ella Mae in vintage valentines and a crown.

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  4. Looking so pretty ... what a fun way to display you vintage Vlentine cards. Love her heart skirt too.

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  5. My girls loved dress up so much! Many hours of fun! Your Queen is fabulous, you never cease to amaze with your different dress form "outfits". Love the red and gold combo!

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  6. Love that dress form and would have so much fun playing with it!

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  7. Cecilia, my hubby teases me all the time and says I'm playing house. Love your sweet Juliet! You know that I am a theme girl and love the Queen of Hearts. I will be bringing my mannequin out into the entry for Valentines. I modge podged fabric to her bodice a few years ago so I won't be changing her up a whole lot.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. How cute Juliette looks as the Queen of Hearts! Love it! Have a great week, Cecilia.
    Hugs

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  9. yes this is a fun Juliet---and the hearts are adorable and unique. Cute post, thanks, Sandi

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  10. This is so pretty!! Love it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  11. This is awesome! Love it. I want to use it as a feature next week for "Let's Talk Vintage!"... enjoy the day!
    ~Jill

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  12. So pretty . . . I love how you used the vintage valentines and the sheet music, and well, that dress form is so charming :)

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  13. Cool dress form, neat idea for the skirt, cute idea to give her a neclace too

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  14. Juliet is sure looking festive all dressed up with hearts! Love your vintage valentines! Thanks for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

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  15. Juliet is looking so pretty, my friend. I absolutely love how creative you are and once again you have wowed me :)

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  16. I can't even tell you how much I love this- Thank you for bringing your A-game to Talk of the Town!!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  17. I don't play dress up much, but I play house all the time - constantly rearranging.

    Your Valentine decor is lovely, but my favorite is the graphics of your vintage Valentine's. They are so special.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  18. Popped over to let you know I am featuring your Queen of Hearts tomorrow morning... would love also if you could link back to my blog. Thanks so much, Cecilia! You always have great ideas and I think the LTV readers will love seeing it.

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  19. Cecelia, this is one of the cutest ideas I've seen for Valentine's Day. Juliet has stolen my heart! She needs to come to my party next week. I plan to use Queen of Hearts as the theme on my table. Hope it all comes together.
    Thanks for sharing this cute idea. If I could find a small dress form and create one of my own, I will.

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  20. So cute and creative! I love the clothespins and all the hearts! Thanks for stopping by the I Heart Blogging Link Party!

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